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Broker Spotlight: Eric L. Zollinger, Elegran | Forbes Global Properties

Find out how this NYC dealer leverages a wide-ranging background and award-winning advertising experience to construct an distinctive skilled profile.

Dealer Highlight: Eric L. Zollinger, Elegran | Forbes International Properties

Identify: Eric L Zollinger

Title: Principal

Expertise: Licensed in 1999 at 25, Zollinger labored for 2 prime Corcoran brokers at 660 Madison within the similar workplace as Barbara Corcoran. Since then, he has been in just about each sort of function in resales and new growth, together with his personal residential agency.

Location: Manhattan, New York for 22 years; 2020 to Jan. 2023 in Chicago and Houston.

Brokerage title: Elegran | Forbes International Properties

Gross sales quantity: Over $2+ Billion

Awards: Exhibit Awards: Greatest Model, East Coast Winner (2022) and Inman: Most Progressive Brokerage Agency Winner (2017)

How did you get your begin in actual property?

As a mission lead for a high-end inside design agency, Donald Hill Interiors, I expressed my want to get licensed. Donald Hill paid for my class at NYU persevering with training.

When a high-profile shopper was in search of a brand new prewar residence on Central Park, I used to be launched to a “well-known dealer” (who I can’t title). This dealer expressed curiosity in hiring me to hitch his crew in 1999. Nonetheless, after going to a psychic, he knowledgeable him he couldn’t rent me as a result of the psychic stated I’d take purchasers away.

After listening to that information, I acquired phrase that Barbara Corcoran was filling a brand new place and known as her workplace; that’s when the late Emilie O’Sullivan and Kathy Slattery employed me as their new assistant. Years later, a couple of purchasers of that “well-known dealer” ended up hiring me over him to each hire and in the end promote their downtown properties at The Caledonia.

What do you would like extra individuals knew about working in actual property?

That Million Greenback Itemizing is a tv present for leisure, and that it doesn’t accurately painting the lifetime of an actual property agent.

Inform us a few excessive level in your brokerage profession.

After I had my very own brokerage, Zollinger & Associates, I needed to create out-of-the-box video content material. In 2012, I had the primary actual property multimedia commercial in The New York Submit on Web page Six that showcased property movies. One other excessive level was attending to produce an internet collection in 2012 known as Our New York, which remains to be on YouTube.

What’s your prime tip for freshly licensed brokers?

I’d recommend that freshly licensed brokers ought to see as many properties as potential to be taught layouts, previous developments, neighborhoods and the native market.

What makes an excellent chief?

A very good chief evokes, motivates, teaches, listens and challenges these round them.